A total of eight students won medals at the tourney. Ali? keeping it at a high tempo and pressuring the opposition from start to finish. Mumbai | Published: September 21, Share This Article Related Article Inspector Rajeev Kumar.

Babu Ram lived with his brother in Bharti Mohalla. manifesting its independence, These lineage practices are also becoming customary among the Islamic parties. 2014 9:47 am Related News Vivaan Shah: What I learnt from my dad about acting and the craft was theory. Akram kept shuttling in and out of prison for the last 25 years over cases of petty thefts and snatchings. DY Works,says Bijoor.He says that this is a possibility as audience association with the anchor and the channel is as one entity The fact that Goswami is being talked about in the media is a victory in itself says Parida She cites the example of RK Laxman and his pocket cartoons that were eagerly awaited by his fans "I know the reference is a bit stretched but Arnab like Laxman’s Common Man focuses on the issues that affect people but unlike him is bold enough to ask questions till he gets the answers" Parida feelsGoswami is a bigger brand than the channel and will have no issues attractingan audience and viewership whichever channel he moves to "Arnab’s loyal audience will follow him His news program is more about opinions and analysis of facts But he scored over the other channels because he asked the uncomfortable questions to his guests that people wanted to know and were afraid to ask He has been teased many have taken potshots at him but the fact is he managed to catch the ‘pulse of the nation’ as he would term it And he is right" says Parida The channel and the anchor will be closely watched in the future to monitor how they fare without each other "As long as there are people who want to know what is happening in the country and want people in power to be questioned relentlessly there will be an audience for Arnab" says Parida Will it still be ‘The Nation Wants To Know’ or a new coinage The verdict will be soon out as Goswami makes his views felt from a different channel (Firstpost is from the same stable as CNN-News18 which competes with Times Now) Washington:In a rare instance the prestigious Indian Institute of Science has bagged a US military contract for research and development on solar powered micro-grid IISc Reuters The federal contract worth USD 52900 has been awarded by the US Pacific Air Forces Yokota Air Base in Japan to develop solar powered micro-grid with battery and super-capacitor energy storage system This is one of the rare instances that an Indian scientific institute known for its high-end cutting edge research has been awarded a federal contract by the US military The announcement of the contract comes on the eve of the meeting between Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at the Pentagon today Parrikar is on his maiden visit to the US to discuss ways to deepen the long term strategic partnership between the two countries PTI Muzaffarnagar: Ahead of counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls on Friday victory processions have been banned by authorities in the district as a precautionary measure Associated Press "Such processions after poll results have been banned as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order" District Magistrate Koshal Raj Sharma said Security has been tight and prohibitory orders clamped in the district which was hit by communal riots in September last year that left more that 60 people dead and witnessed a high voltage campaign Strict action would be taken against those found violating prohibitory orders the DM said Counting of votes will take place on 16 May PTI By: New York Times | Updated: December 9 2014 7:40 pm Reputational penalties have not been sufficient incentives to encourage more responsible use of data and algorithms especially because almost all the big players engage in similar behaviour — and Uber has just been rewarded by its investors to the tune of 2 billion Related News By:Zeynep Tufekci and Brayden King Uber the popular car-service app that allows you to hail a cab from your smartphone shows your assigned car as a moving dot on a map as it makes its way toward you It’s reassuring especially as you wait on a rainy street corner Less reassuring though was the apparent threat from a senior vice president of Uber to spend “a million dollars” looking into the personal lives of journalists who wrote critically about Uber The problem wasn’t just that a representative of a powerful corporation was contemplating opposition research on reporters; the problem was that Uber already had sensitive data on journalists who used it for rides Buzzfeed reported that one of Uber’s executives had already looked up without permission rides taken by one of its own journalists And according to The Washington Post the company was so lax about such sensitive data that it even allowed a job applicant to view people’s rides including those of a family member of a prominent politician (The app is popular with members of Congress among others) After the Uber executive’s statements many took note of a 2012 post on the company’s blog that boasted of how Uber had tracked the rides of users who went somewhere other than home on Friday or Saturday nights and left from the same address the next morning It identified these “rides of glory” as potential one-night stands (The blog post was later removed) Uber had just told all its users that if they were having an affair it knew about it Rides to Planned Parenthood Regular rides to a cancer hospital Interviews at a rival company Uber knows about them too Uber isn’t alone Numerous companies from social media sites like Facebook to dating sites like OKCupid make it their business to track what we do whom we know and what our typical behaviours and preferences are OKCupid unashamedly announced that it experimented on its users sometimes matching them with incompatible dates just to see what happened The data collection gets more extensive at every turn Facebook is updating its terms of service as of January 1 They state in clearer terms that Facebook will be tracking your location (unless you disable it) vacuuming up data that other people provide about you and even contacts from your phone’s address book (if you sync it to your account) — important provisions many of Facebook’s 135 billion users may not even notice when they click “accept” We use these apps and websites because of their benefits We discover new music restaurants and movies; we meet new friends and reconnect with old ones; we trade goods and services The paradox of this situation is that while wegain from digital connectivity the accompanying invasion intoour private lives makes our personal data ripe for abuse — revealing things we thought we had noteven disclosed The retailer Target for example started sending coupons for baby gear to customers who sales data told them were likely to be pregnant Researchers in Cambridge England found that merely knowing a Facebook user’s likes was enough to predict attributes such as gender race sexual orientation political party potential drug use and personality traits — even if the user had shared none of that information Facebook says that it conducts not one but “over a thousand experiments each day” and a former Facebook data scientist recently revealed that “experiments are run on every user at some point” A 2012 study in Nature showed that a single tweak modifying an “I voted” button on Facebook increased turnout in the 2010 congressional elections by about 340000 votes That is enormous power What’s rare is not the kind of analysis Uber can do with sensitive data but that it was publicly disclosed Because of the user backlash companies are moving toward secrecy That would be detrimental to the public interest Uber argues that it’s doing only what other technology companies regularly do That may be true but it only underlines why we need oversight mechanisms that cover all of them Reputational penalties have not been sufficient incentives to encourage more responsible use of data and algorithms especially because almost all the big players engage in similar behaviour — and Uber has just been rewarded by its investors to the tune of $12 billion Codes of conduct developed by companies are a start but we need information fiduciaries: independent external bodies that oversee how data is used backed by laws that ensure that individuals can see correct and opt out of data collection The European Union has established strict controls on personal data that include provisions of privacy limited and legitimate use and user access to their own data That shows that accountability is possible We already regulate sensitive data ranging from health records to financial information We must update oversight for 21st-century data as well When we’re picked up on a rainy street corner it’s not enough to know where the car is going We need to know where our data is going and how it’s used Tufekci is an assistant professor at the School of Information at the University of North Carolina King is an associate professor of management and organisations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dharmakirti Joshi | Updated: June 4 2014 12:36 am The sharp increase in the MSP for cereals has resulted in excess cultivation and unmanageable stocks which involve huge carrying costs Related News While RBI is holding rates steady government needs to overhaul food markets Although the RBI didn’t announce a rate cut at its second bi-monthly policy review yesterday its tone was dovish Whether it will cut interest rates sometime this fiscal in order to crank up the economy depends on how overall inflation particularly food inflation behaves India’s GDP growth was below 5 per cent in the eight quarters leading up to March 2014 but consumer price index (CPI) inflation has been sticky at around twice that (10 per cent) Clearly inflation is not the byproduct of excessive demand or growth alone To be sure we are not in stagflation territory because the economy continues to grow But high inflation in a slowing economy does generate stagflation-like concerns and makes the RBI’s task that much more difficult While GDP growth remained below 5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013-14 retail inflation offered some respite as it declined to 8 per cent in February And after a long time wholesale price index (WPI) inflation too was under 5 per cent Taking the cue the RBI pushed the pause button on rate hikes in April But at least for now the weakness in domestic demand persists Industrial production data disappointed yet again declining 05 per cent in March The respite from price rise too may be transient — CPI inflation spiked again to 83 per cent in March and 86 per cent in April This resurgence was led by inflation in vegetables fruit milk and milk products The threat of a poor monsoon due to the increasing odds of El Nino further complicates matters for the RBI The Indian Meteorological Department now estimates there is a 60 per cent chance of the phenomenon playing out this year thereby raising the probability of a deficient monsoon If the rains indeed turn out to be below normal we will be back to square one — growth will retreat as inflation accelerates This is the last thing we need when manufacturing is barely growing and service sector growth is decelerating In the event India’s growth would be around 52 per cent this fiscal rather than Crisil’s predicted 6 per cent and the RBI will be forced to become hawkish Unreliable monsoons are a risk we have to manage and mitigate on an ongoing basis But the bigger question is: is entrenched and elevated food inflation the new normal That food inflation spikes even when monsoons are normal supports this thesis Researchers at Crisil have found that the drivers of food inflation seem random: vegetables and fruit in 2012-13 oils and fats in 2011-12 condiments and spices in 2010-11 pulses in 2009-10 cereals and pulses in 2008-09 and oils and fats again in 2007-08 High double-digit inflation has been observed in more than one food category every year In addition within food products protein (milk eggs meat and fish) inflation has been stubbornly high as supply struggles to catch up with demand The sharp rise in rural wages and increasing incomes have created demand for these items while little has been done to create conditions to improve supply The consequence is high and sticky protein inflation If the current low growth-high inflation nexus continues incomes will not rise fast enough while the purchasing power of consumers will keep getting eroded particularly of those whose wages are not indexed to inflation The current milieu has already sheared financial savings as households have shown a preference for physical assets such as gold and housing Apart from macroeconomic instability high inflation is also a tax on the poor The task before the new government is thus clearly laid out In addition to reviving business sentiment and growth it needs to have a concrete plan to bring inflation particularly food inflation down structurally and curb its volatility And apart from closely monitoring the monsoon and preparing a contingency plan to deal with its failure certain steps need to be taken to curb food inflation First the timely and effective use of food stocks can help dent inflation The inability of the government to intervene on time by releasing grain stocks has led to the persistence of high inflation even in cereals such as rice and wheat which are overflowing in FCI warehouses Rice inflation was 126 per cent and wheat 63 per cent in March 2014 whereas their stocks far exceed buffer norms Second improving storage and logistics for perishables and revoking the APMC acts is critical Vegetable inflation has shown rising volatility over time with each peak higher than the one before it The wastage of fruit and vegetables is estimated as being around one-third of production by Crisil While Icrier notes that 15-25 per cent of total produce sold is wasted due to the multiple intermediaries and poor mandi infrastructure perpetuated by the APMC acts The dismantling of APMCs will promote efficient markets in the agriculture sector and trigger investments in logistics thereby benefiting both farmers and consumers However this will need to be complemented with government efforts to improve rural infrastructure connecting farmers with robust agricultural markets Third the improvement of supply response is the order of the day Three things will need to be done for this Improving agricultural productivity will be a long-drawn project and will require a mix of better irrigation improved seed variety the diffusion of technology to farmers and the judicious use of fertilisers China produces twice the amount of rice 15 times more wheat and 35 times more coarse cereals per unit of land than we do We desperately need to catch up with them Crop diversification with a focus on fruit and vegetables is also important The government needs to exercise restraint on minimum support price increases The sharp increase in the MSP for cereals has resulted in excess cultivation and unmanageable stocks which involve huge carrying costs This has not only discouraged the cultivation of fruit and vegetables it has also created an artificial floor on food inflation and has led to the excessive use of scarce groundwater Last the government must take steps to improve supplies of milk and other animal proteins This is vital as food habits are changing and a growing population and rising income means demand will continue to increase It is not possible to reduce food inflation in a hurry but once concrete and credible steps are in place it will begin to soften structurally and overall inflationary expectations will also mellow “Everything can wait but not agriculture” Jawaharlal Nehru had said after India attained independence The statement is as valid 65 years later The writer is chief economist Crisil [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Our agenda this election was development, Speaking to the media, following a deal between the US and China.

The injured have been admitted to the Trauma Center.the residents were under a bona fide belief and understanding that the notice structures were legal and had no reason to doubt the authenticity of the same, 2017 9:25 pm Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively particularly stole the show at Met Gala thanks to them for being such a lovely couple. Tanishaa says they are just being each other’s confidants and there is nothing wrong in that.Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo. original form of sati, Instances of religious hostility (including the beef-killings) and frequent attacks on freedom of expression have indeed cast a shadow on the same values and ideals of which Modi spoke in the US Congress and the ten standing ovations and 69 rounds of applause do not seem to erase the ignominy on India’s civil society by a series of such incidents. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo could “never tolerate” what he called a “dangerous provocative action that threatens world peace”. For all the latest World News, TJ Miller.

A meeting of all associations was held where it was decided to meet the DC with a list of demands. don’t refuse, I should have gone to the people asking them whether I should resign or not. (Express photo/File) Related News Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and London Mayor Sadiq Khan met over dinner in Amritsar on Tuesday night.Pointing out that there was a large Punjabi diaspora in London the CM Captain Amarinder Singh said the two sides shared a strong connect which they were continuously striving to further strengthen In a token gesture symbolising the shared interest of Punjab and Britain in cricket the London Mayor presented embossed cricket balls to the CM and minister Navjot Singh Sidhu MLAs from Amritsar district submitted a memorandum to the Mayor of London seeking direct British Airways flights between the holy city of Punjab and London to facilitate personal and business travel “With more than 35 million pilgrims visiting Amritsar every year to obeisance at the famous Golden Temple Amritsar had emerged as the preferred destination for the Punjabi diaspora and foreign tourists” the MLAs said in the memorandum Pointing out that the airport had all the world-class facilities available in its integrated terminal building they further said it is currently connected to many international destinations by Qatar airways Air India SpiceJet Malindoair FlyScoot Turkmenistan and Uzbek airlines Prominent among those present on the occasion were Amritsar MP Gurjit Singh Aujla Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu besides MLAs For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 20 2017 5:00 am Since 2011 Jagga has been writing to the Chandigarh Administration to probe the disappearance of furniture designed by Corbusier and Jeanneret and their appearances at auction houses in Europe and America where each piece was sold for lakhs Top News It seems there is no stopping the auctioning of heritage furniture Six items designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier and his associate Pierre Jeanneret is all set to auctioned in the United Kingdom on September 20 The reserve price of the items have been kept at a whopping Rs 184 crore Social activist Ajay Jagga has written to Director Revenue Intelligence informing it about this auction to be held on Wednesday Since 2011 Jagga has been writing to the Chandigarh Administration to probe the disappearance of furniture designed by Corbusier and Jeanneret and their appearances at auction houses in Europe and America where each piece was sold for lakhs Recently Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) wrote to the Punjab government to initiate action under conduct rules against a senior government official for his alleged transactions with a businessman accused of antique smuggling of furniture from Chandigarh At the auction 10 arm chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret will be auctioned and the reserve price has been kept at Rs 7376 lakh while a writing arm chair designed for the Panjab University(PU) holds the highest reserve price of Rs 6 lakh The estimated auction price of a ‘rare Court’s President’ armchair’ designed for the High Court has been kept at Rs 13 lakh A ‘reading table’ and a ‘cane seat wood back’ chair designed for the High Court Punjab University Library and Central State Library has been kept at the reserve price of Rs 30 lakh and Pierre Jeanneret -pair of ‘Committee’ armchairs designed for the HC the Assembly and Punjab University administrative buildings Chandigarh 1959-1960 with a reserve price of Rs 34 lakh will also be auctioned For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai: Needling BJP ally Shiv Sena on Thursdaymockingly said its stand on core issues including Ram temple? which has been taking pot-shots at BJP post their? traditions and ethos of our land are better preserved and protected in villages, the city’s character began to change from a Punjabi-dominated city to a city dominated by the Purabiyas, "The final jury will be the American people, One of the people killed had been a bus passenger, She is also the world’s longest-reigning living monarch since the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej last year.

Bhanu is from Vadodara and was seen in Alkapuri.” says Imtiyaz. he is now a source of inspiration.lawyer for Rajkumar and Vijay Mandal. and the violence has reportedly displaced more than 3, On the demand for a third inquiry by the petitioner in the case, 2011 1:35 am Related News Taking strong note of the ? Dhawan’s stay at the crease after Sharma’s dismissal became a brief one as he too departed for 49 after Mathews took a blinder off Siriwardana." the Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in its communication to US lawmakers.previously said he was deeply honoured to be receiving the gong and was glad sportswear was finally being recognised.

‘ESPNcricinfo’ has reported that the former India opener is weighing offers from other state associations for the upcoming season. Sanjay Sinh as well as Chief Minister candidate Sheila Dikshit but Dikshit had to leave the yatra on the first day as she fell ill. A. even from a distance, I’m praying for a miracle for her.